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Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Anita L. Allen and Milton C. Regan (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Democracy’s Discontent, Michael Sandel contrasts the civic republican approach to American politics with that of liberal neutrality and shows how the two views have played out over the course of ... More


Liberal Egalitarianism and Civic Republicanism: Friends or Enemies?

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that civic republicanism and procedural liberalism are allies, and that exaggerating their conflict is philosophically suspect and politically counterproductive. It explains the ... More


Rawls and Utilitarianism *

Samuel Scheffler

in Boundaries and Allegiances: Problems of Justice and Responsibility in Liberal Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257676
eISBN:
9780191600197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257671.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

After reviewing John Rawls's arguments against utilitarianism in A Theory of Justice and then examining Michael Sandel's and Robert Nozick's criticisms of those arguments, Scheffler points to three ... More


 The Reception of Justice as Fairness

Thomas Pogge

in John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195136364
eISBN:
9780199867691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136364.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the significance of Rawls's conception of justice in political philosophy and the three foremost debates to which it has given rise. The first set of criticisms against Rawls's ... More


Contesting the Common Good: T. H. Green and Contemporary Republicanism

Colin Tyler (ed.)

in T. H. Green: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199271665
eISBN:
9780191709364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271665.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter establishes that Green's republicanism overcomes the limitations of contemporary philosophical attempts to reinvigorate the republican tradition. Green avoids the contemporary dichotomy ... More


Liberalism's Turn to Loyalty

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by recalling the case of a New York City priest threatened with jail for not revealing evidence obtained in confession. The case helps reveal tensions that lie within liberalism, ... More


Conclusion

John Perry

in The Pretenses of Loyalty: Locke, Liberal Theory, and American Political Theology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199756544
eISBN:
9780199897407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756544.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the argument of the book as a whole. Ultimately neither Locke nor his many heirs, including Rawls, offers a fully satisfactory way of relating religious and civic obligations. ... More


The Public Basis View

Paul Weithman

in Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter lays out the received view of Rawls's political turn, according to which Rawls recast his view because of dissatisfaction with the argument which would serve as the public basis for ... More


Honorable Business and Valuing What We Ought

James R. Otteson

in Honorable Business: A Framework for Business in a Just and Humane Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190914202
eISBN:
9780190914240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914202.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

Chapter 8 looks at several more worries about, and objections raised to, markets and business. This chapter focuses specifically on concerns raised about how markets can induce us to misvalue ... More


Harm to Norms

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates the incompatibility of the harm principle with various claims that forms of harmless immorality and other conduct that some people view as reprehensible or disgusting ought ... More


Liberalism Redressed

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter argues that the previous chapters have demonstrated that the harm principle accounts for basic liberal institutions and practices. So conceived, liberalism requires the understanding that ... More


The Conversation of Justice: Rawls, Sandel, Cavell, and Education for Political Literacy

Naoko Saito

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the conversation between economics and values in the age of global interdependence by focusing on the views of John Rawls, Michael Sandel, and Stanley Cavell on justice and ... More


Nature as Given, Nature as Guide, Nature as Natural Kinds: Return to Nature in the Ethics of Human Biotechnology

Gerald McKenny

in Without Nature?: A New Condition for Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230693
eISBN:
9780823237227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230693.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses the question of nature as normative. Drawing on the writings of Michael Sandel, Leon Kass, and Francis Fukuyama, members of President George W. ... More


The Landscape of the Enhancement Debate

Allen Buchanan

in Beyond Humanity?: The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587810
eISBN:
9780191728761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587810.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter sketches the landscape of the enhancement debate. It introduces the two most prominent views: the anti-enhancement view—whose proponents include Sandel, Kass, and Fukuyama—and its ... More


Character

Allen Buchanan

in Beyond Humanity?: The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587810
eISBN:
9780191728761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587810.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter articulates and evaluates the claim that the pursuit of enhancement is an expression of defective character, or in more traditional terms, a symptom of vice or at least of the lack of ... More


The Open Letter to Michael Sandel and Some Thoughts about Outsourced Online Teaching

The San José State Philosophy Department

in MOOCs and Their Afterlives: Experiments in Scale and Access in Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226469317
eISBN:
9780226469591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469591.003.0017
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter, we argue that MOOCs and flipped courses are educationally deficient in a number of ways. We also describe how we use technology when we think it will help our students and with an ... More


Commitment

Jed Rubenfeld

in Freedom and Time: A Theory of Constitutional Self-Government

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080483
eISBN:
9780300129427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080483.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on commitment, defined as an enduring normative determination made in the past to govern the future. More specifically, it examines why one adheres to past normative ... More


From Hawthorne to Hairspray: American Anxieties About Beauty

Wendy Steiner

in American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter returns to an older tradition of aesthetics, one inextricably linked to ideas about beauty. It focuses on an aesthetic category—such as beauty—as the ground of relation, as the source of ... More


Liberalism: Politics, Ethics, and Markets Politics, Ethics, and Markets Dialogue with Alfredo Gomez-Muller and Ronan Sharkey

Michael Sandel

in Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter details Michael Sandel's philosophical work, most notably his critique of Rawlsian liberalism. In studying ethics and politics, Sandel talks of the relationship between the right and the ... More


What Is and Is Not Wrong with Enhancement?: Evaluating Sandel’s Views

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines Michael Sandel's arguments against certain types of human enhancement in order to determine what is and is not morally wrong with the pursuit of enhancement of the human ... More


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